Man breaks world record by playing Black Ops II for 135 hours, ends up looking pretty broken himself

The world record for the longest gaming marathon has been broken by a man in Australia who has clocked up 135 hours playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The previous record was 120 hours. The man, Okan Kaya, started his session on Tuesday 13 November, when Black Ops II was released.

We don’t know at what point in proceedings this picture of Kaya was taken, but judging by the look on his face, we’d say it was a good few hours into his challenge:

Thankfully for Kaya, Guinness World Record adjudicators aren’t sadists and he was allowed 10 minute breaks for every hour of gaming, and Kaya could stockpile breaks in order to grab several hours sleep at a time.

But still, sleep or no sleep, 135 hours playing Black Ops II over the course of seven days is a terrifying prospect.

You can find more pics of Okan Kaya doing his thing at this Facebook page. Also, this local news story:

Source: Wired


  • zelta38 - November 27, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    This is just such a stupid record to break, mess up your health, play a game that gets repetitive quick, put yourself through so much all to have your name in the record books and mess up your life and mind for a week on a video game? The book of records should have limits on this nonsense.
  • graydog - November 21, 2012 5:29 p.m.

    I think they are full off it you want to break a world record get a kid not an aging adult, for instance when I was a kid and there was no school my parents didn't make me go to sleep I could stay up all I wanted as long as there was no school and at ten years old I spent weeks playing the same video game on my Nintendo with no breaks. I wouldn't even get up to piss, an adult could never have the energy of a kid..
  • ericamitchell4 - November 21, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    Now difficult to get a job with good salary, but with this company you can make $58 per hour. All information on this site.. {{{ MEL7.CoM }}}
  • lazer59882 - November 21, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    this is why i don't play online games. they're designed to be addictive, and they're endless. as a wise man once said, fuck that shit.
  • ZhugeLiang - November 21, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    Now that's the face of a man who's just processed some Five Alarm Chili.
  • BaraChat - November 21, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    I played Future Soldier for 2h45 straight (last 3 missions) this saturday evening. I felt bad for losing so much time, and at the same time I was happy I finished it because it was a pretty good game. I usually try not to play more than 60-90 minutes straight, except when I'm VERY bored and alone (which, since I'm married, doesn't happen often). I can't even imagine playing a single game for more than 30 hours in a week, much less 135... I really don't want to judge, but man, that's kinda creepy.
  • Murderapolis612 - November 21, 2012 4:42 a.m.

    Oh great a local news story. Where he could have done this for charity and improve people's views of gamers, he instead just looks like an idiot... cool... :/
  • wheresmymonkey - November 21, 2012 2:31 a.m.

    A friend of mine managed to play borderlands from start to finish in one sitting. was up for 60 hours. Went a bit mantal by the endo of it. Do i'm guessing if this guy did the same and stored his breaks it would be far from impossible.
  • THE_FORCE - November 20, 2012 8:22 p.m.

    He looks like he's just had a power cut while downloading the Wii U's initial fw update.
  • ultraviolet - November 20, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    of all the games he could of chosen and he chooses call of duty
  • needles - November 20, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    One time after smoking a bunch of dope I jacked of for 5 hours. My are was sore after. I'm not lying either. That meth shit is crazy.
  • needles - November 20, 2012 4:21 p.m.

    If you can take breaks than it's not a record. Fuck.
  • talleyXIV - November 20, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    Really? He got breaks? Pretty lame and lenient record...
  • Thedigitalg - November 20, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    It's probably a safety thing. We hear a lot about marathon gamers having strokes and such like, and I think I remember reading GWR were actually stopping these records because they're dangerous. To be fair, even with the breaks it's still pretty hard to do.
  • Bluemagma - November 20, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    Game bored me to sleep in 20 minutes...
  • SentientSquidMachine - November 20, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    stock piling breaks to get sleep??? not so special anymore. I'm pretty sure I achieved something like 100 hours per week playing pokemon back in the day.
  • Thedigitalg - November 20, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    You know, someone could do this with a job and a girlfriend, and be someone who usually contributes to society. Do you claim someone who goes to Hawaii for a weeks holiday is wasting his time? To paraphrase some guy, "time spent having fun is not time wasted".
  • ObliqueZombie - November 20, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    I love the game, I do, but holy shit. Although, I wonder what rank he is....
  • Cyberhero18 - November 20, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    Frightening. Truly frightening.

Showing 1-20 of 30 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000